Fillet of Lincoln Red beef, potato rosti, tomato and fennel compote, roasted red pepper puree



By Executive Head Chef Phil Kent

Part of our Cottages4you mini series – if you missed part one click here!


2 Lincoln red beef fillet 6-8oz (from Nelsons Butchers in Stamford) 100g fennel seeds

2 large potatoes ½ bunch parsley

3 white onions Oil

2 tins chopped tomatoes Salt and pepper

4 red peppers


Start by making the tomato and fennel seed compote:

  1. Add a little oil to a pan.

  2. Finely dice two white onions and gently sauté until soft.

  3. Finely dice two red peppers and add to the onion along with the fennel seeds.

  4. Cook for a further 5 minutes before adding the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 30 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by half.

Roasted red pepper puree:

  1. Place the remaining peppers on a baking tray, rub with oil and place in a pre-heated oven (180C) for 5-6minutes.

  2. Peel back the skins, remove the seeds and place in a food processor until smooth. Season to taste.

Potato rosti:

  1. Peel both potatoes, grate and finely dice one onion.

  2. Mix together and then squeeze out any moisture from the mixture.

  3. Season with a little salt and add some oil to a very small pan. Line the pan with the potato mix. Gently cook on both sides until golden brown.

For the beef:

  1. Meanwhile heat a tbsp. of oil in a medium sized frying pan, season the beef with salt and pepper and cook on both sides for 4-6 minutes for medium rare.

  2. Remove from heat and leave to rest for a further 4 minutes. Finally, add the chopped parsley to the compote before serving.



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